Monday, October 3, 2011

A Wonderful Weekend!

So this weekend was General Conference and I thoroughly enjoyed it! There were so many talks that seemed were written just for me. All of the talks were amazing but here are a couple of my favorites:) I loved Elder Neil A. Anderson's talk during the 2nd Saturday session on families. He talked about motherhood and how "motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling." I got to thinking about how, as in every calling in life or in the church, we often feel inadequate or not quite prepared for whatever we are called to do. But we know that whom the Lord calls, He qualifies. And although there are no "perfect parents," I know the Lord qualifies us for this wonderful calling of being parents. 

I also LOVED Sister Elaine S. Dalton's talk. Her talk was during the 1st Sunday session and it was about fathers raising their daughters. Throughout the entire talk Zack and I just sat there and smiled and of course I cried every now and then:) She started out her talk by saying, "the most important thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother!" Aww:) I know that if this is the most important thing a father can do for his daughter, that Zack is going to be the absolute best father in the world! Not that I didn't already know that, but I just know how much he loves me and that he will always follow that teaching. She also said, "dads you are your daughters heros" and that also is so true. Not only was I thinking of my daughter the whole time, but also of my dad and how he raised 6 daughters! My dad is my hero. His strength amazes me and I love him so much! 

Conference was so uplifting and refreshing. Hearing talks about families and raising children just resinates so much more now knowing that in only a few short months we will be parents.

Here are some of the homemade cinnamon rolls Zack and I made and devoured!! This is becoming one of our favorite conference traditions. And yes in the bottom left corner is my belly:) I didn't realize till after I had taken the picture that my belly was protruding into the picture. I think our baby was wanting everyone to know that she really enjoyed the cinnamon rolls too!

My belly's getting BIGGER!  Now I'm 28 weeks, yahoo, and I finally made it to my third trimester! The end is in sight, somewhere out there:)


Bridget said...

Yum, we made those for conference too! But I may or may not have eaten way more than you, ha ha! You look just gorgeous! You are so cute pregnant! I can't believe you are 28 weeks already, though I'm sure you can! :)

katy said...

I just found your blog...I don't know if you remember me, I danced occasionally at Center stage with you, then competed against you in Ballroom comps through BYU youth. anyway, I am now blog stocking you. :) Anyway congrats on the baby belly. Enjoy it, pregnancy truly is one of the most amazing blessings of being a woman. Good luck. Katy

Leisa said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet testimony of conference. It was pretty amazing! I sure miss you guys and can't wait for you to come! Loved the picture of the cinniman rolls and our baby girl! She is soooo cute!! :) Love your picture too. You are beautiful.

Love, mom

Bryan said...

cute aft! I love your belly sticking out in the cin roll picture! My family does cinnamon rolls for conference too!

michelle said...

You look beautiful! I can't wait to see you! We did cinnamon rolls too! Perfect for conference! It was an amazing day full of amazing talks!